The Bottled Imp – Episode 45
‘The Pillars of the Earth’ book written by Ken Follett and first published by Macmillan in 1989.
The setting is England at the beginning of the 12th Century and Prior Philip of Kingsbridge has a glorious version to construct the largest most beautiful cathedral in all the land. It’s a turbulent era of intrigue and treachery, a time of civil war, famine, religious strife, and battles over royal succession.
I was introduced to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ novel way back in 1991 when I was kindly given a paperback copy in America whilst working on the Boys and Girls children’s camp in Duxbury. As a book that is over 800 pages long I wondered if it was worth my trouble. I decided to save the read for the five-hour flight back to the UK. I’m glad I did. I didn’t put it down and continued following the character’s journey’s pretty much non-stop. It is a page-turner!
But I’m not going to say much more. Instead grab ye ole cup ‘o tea and check out The Bottled Imp’s review of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follett.
This best-selling novel has inspired a board game of the same name designed by Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler, and published by Mayfair Games in 2007. We’ve kindly reviewed it for you:
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